The series also feature stories of those who struggle with the lack of health-care services, and others dealing with the effects of crime and drug use in their local area.  The third series began airing on 9 October 2019.. First shown: Tue 3 Mar 2020 | 45 mins. 'Struggle Street' season 3 premiers Wednesday 9 October, at 8.30pm on SBS. S1, Ep1. Following the final episode of Struggle Street tomorrow night SBS screens a special discussing the issues raised in the series, hosted by SBS World News presenter, Janice Petersen.. On Friday Marc Fennell hosts Growing Up Tough: Beyond Struggle Street looking at how poverty and hardship impacts on younger members of the community. , Several television critics and journalists viewed the show in a positive light, arguing that the outrage and controversy over the program was grossly overstated, and praised the show for bringing light to stories that otherwise wouldn't be told in the public domain. Ashley is diagnosed with dementia, but it doesn't stop him evicting his drug addicted son from the family home. The stated aim of the SBS documentary/reality program, Struggle Street, is to highlight issues of economic inequality in Australia, and it certainly does its job of depicting people whose disadvantage makes their daily lives almost insurmountably challenging. , "Mt Druitt community leaders hurt, angry and feeling sick after Struggle Street documentary", "Struggle Street: Garbage truck protest against SBS 'poverty porn' documentary", "Struggle Street: Featured Western Sydney locals set to sue SBS over their portrayal", "SBS investigates allegations over Struggle Street documentary", "SBS show Struggle Street: Why you should watch tonight", "SBS to air second season of 'Struggle Street' series", "The Good Doctor upstages ARIAs, Struggle Street", "TV Ratings Dec 5: Late night cricket again a winner for Nine", "TV Ratings Dec 7: Summer Bay and Deadliest Weather keep Seven in top spot", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Struggle_Street&oldid=986504149, Special Broadcasting Service original programming, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Pages using infobox television with editor parameter, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 08:05. 21:59 Street Food Faves at Home KEO Films, the production company behind the project stated on their website:. The second series began airing on 28 November 2017. He now finds himself back in Mt Druitt. Season 3 of Struggle Street begins on SBS in early October, now turning its attention to rural Australia. Season: OR . Marshall Heald, SBS Television and Online Content Director said: “The third season of Struggle Street will build on the landmark series by shining a light on the people and communities experiencing poverty and social disadvantage outside our cities, and contribute to a better understanding of the many issues they face. We'll highlight the enormous challenges they face being born into generational disadvantage, and then being blamed by the system for their lack of progress. 8:30pm Wednesday 9 October, 8.30pm on SBS. Struggle Street is an Australian documentary series that first aired on SBS One on 6 May 2015.  The second series began airing on 28 November 2017. ...And rather than being an exercise in voyeurism, or a fleeting judgmental report, this extended insight into the lives of our subjects will - we hope - provoke not just a change in public perception, but a debate about the direction of public policy as well, The series received strong criticism from local governments, with the Mayor of Blacktown, Stephen Bali labelling it as 'poverty porn'. The first two seasons of Struggle Street did just that and received a largely positive response from those who watched it and from people working in the social sector.”. In the third season of Struggle Street, we focus on Australia’s often-invisible battlers. The four-part observational documentary will feature stories of those in the Riverina region of New South Wales – from the regional centre of Wagga Wagga to smaller country towns.  Locals attempted to boycott the series by establishing a blockade of garbage trucks outside the SBS headquarters in Artarmon.